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Madison, WI & Foster City, CA- February 25, 2004-- Broadjam Inc, a leading provider of Internet and desktop tools for musicians, record labels, and publishers announced today that they have formed a cooperative marketing partnership with Live365, the largest Internet radio network. Independent artists associated with Broadjam will have direct access to Live365 for easy-to-use tools and services that will enable them to set up their own radio stations and gain exposure through Live365’s audience …
Drummer, Robert Jospe is ****BACK***** with his new release, "Hands On", featuring eleven exciting new percussion-driven tracks and another infectious mix of tunes and rhythms. Jospe leads his septet "Inner Rhythm" in a rhythmic, finger-snapping set of his original compositions, combining African, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, straight ahead and funk grooves, as well as inventive new arrangements of tunes by Wayne Shorter,Lennon and McCartney and Sergio Mendes. His previous cds, Blue Blaze and Time to …


March 1, 2004- Vision Music USA, LLC an independent musician’s resource specializing in Artist Development is now offering many new services to help musicians, including Merchandise, Graphic Design, Website Design and CD Duplication to name a few.

Vision Music USA is a one-stop resource for independent musicians that can assist you with every aspect of your career, whether you are just starting out or have been doing it for a while and struggling to ge …


Serious music is on the cardz!

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Serious, the world’s leading publisher of collectible CD Cardz, has announced that world class drum and keyboard legend, Gary Husband has composed original music for the UEFA Euro 2004 CD Cardz series, due out this spring. The announcement was made today by Chief Licensing and Production Officer of Serious USA, Kathy Heslop.

"The concept behind the music is not only to enhance the dynamic interactive elements of the Cardz, but to assist in recreating the intense sensations of this high …

Kay Whittaker, the highly acclaimed artist has been commissioned by Café Pasta to paint and exhibit works of art in their Stratford-upon-Avon restaurant. The exhibition which is themed around "Jazz" will be launched on Tuesday 9th March. The collection, appropriately entitled "All that’s Jazz" will include 60 of Kay’s original watercolor paintings. The works of art will be displayed throughout the restaurant and will be available for sale throughout the exhibition. Café Pasta, which uses Jazz to …
The 'Prophetz of Time and Space' return to the new San Francisco venue 'Club Jazz Nouveau' to release their new CD...'LIVE' San Francisco, that was recorded there in October of 2003...with Mahavishnu alumni Jerry Goodman on Electric Violin,Ex Weather man Ndugu Chancler on drums,Brandon Fields Saxes,Otmaro Ruiz Acoustic Piano,Vasco on Bass,Munyungo Percussion,and Namba-San on Electric Keys...Literally blew the roof off the club that w …
Trumpeter. No musician on today's scene has kept alive the spirit of the after hours jam session and the cutting contest as vigorously as Joshua Trinidad. An aggressive, brilliant trumpeter, with a charming, relaxed stage manner. Born in Colorado, and now a feature of the Denver scene, he made his major label debut at 19 for Capri. As well as fronting a regular quintet he also leads a big band packed with the cream of Denver's younger talent.

He has been in demand as a guest on dozens of dis …

Heather Bambrick proved she’s a name that’s destined to become "household" when she received the honour of Vocalist of the Year at the 2004 National Jazz Awards. The Newfoundland-born, Toronto-based singer garnered the honour in a category that included the likes of Diana Krall, Denzal Sinclair, Carol Welsman, Ranee Lee, and Molly Johnson.

This is the latest event in a relatively short career already ripe with considerable highlights, from her role as co-founder and lead singer of the award-w …


Peter Leitch's Canadian Tour

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Toronto Media Contact: Lesley Mitchell-Clarke

416-486-6742 New York Based Jazz Guitarist and Composer PETER LEITCH AND HIS TRIO Featuring SEAN SMITH and TERRY CLARKE To Perform at Toronto’s "Top O’ The Senator" MARCH 9TH - MARCH 14TH and Launch Their National Canadian Tour!!!

Appearances to include "Hermann’s" in Victoria, B.C March 19th Master Class and Workshop Long & McQuaide/Victoria, B.C. March 19th "The Cellar" in Vancouver, B.C. March 20th "The Yardbird Suite" in Edmonton, Alberta M …

The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series presents Chuck Mangione with his 30-piece orchestra in concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, located at Columbus Avenue and 65th Street, on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 8:00 PM. The concert is a fund-raiser with proceeds to benefit Project Kids Worldwide, a charity supported by Chuck Mangione. This show is the third concert in a series sponsored by The Whiteweld Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to promoting the health, education, and we …
Vision Music USA is a proactive and progressive music service firm with the interest of their clients the driving force that makes them successful. President Josh Epstein and CEO Nick Stamoulis are focused on helping the Independent artists to maintain control of their career by saving them time and their hard-earned dollars. Josh took some time from his busy day to talk to me about their growing company.

MuzikMan: How did you and Nick meet? What interest and goals did you share that brou …

San Francisco based Curve Entertainment and Los Angeles "Howling Monk Presents" will join forces to assist the Smithsonian Jazz Institute in recognizing some of today’s living legends of jazz.

Curve Entertainment, a Northern California company has put together a top-notch line up of jazz giants for the April celebration, taking place each Saturday night, at the Village Theatre, 4305 Degnan Avenue, Los Angeles, California :

April 3, "Sidewinder" a musical tribute to Clifford Brown and Lee …

The Tim Lyddon trio Appearing at Palmira’s restaurant Friday, April 2nd, Sat. April 3rd and Sunday April 4, 2004. 8:30 12:30 pm on fri and sat and 12 noon brunch 4pm on Sunday with bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Scott Latzky

"Tim Lyddon is a pianist who plays with extraordinary drive, impressive chops, good definition and a spirit which spreads nicely" says Cadence jazz. Of his latest CD, Shades of People (Essence Jazz 2004) , Dan Karcher of WBGO says "the trio has come together as one enti …

After serving 11 ½ years with the City of Wichita Fire department as a firefighter until an on the job injury force me to resign. I have now turn my focus on composing music and producing music. Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1957 the fifth child of nine. In 1987 and 1988 I attended Wichita State University to study music theory and the saxophone. Being influence by many great artists likes Grover Washington Jr. and many more. My approach to Composing a new song. I like to use wide ranges of many di …

New Digital Download Site

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The Latin Cool NOW digital download site is now available for your use. For the first time it is now possible to browse through thousands of classic Cuban and Mambo recordings as well as new Latin Jazz selections. Visitors can now own these previously unavailable recordings with a simple click of the mouse.

Visit and join in on the fun. …

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Lesley Mitchell-Clarke
416-486-6742 FAM Group and Elephant Records Proudly Present
Brilliant Jazz Pianist and Composer,
Jean Beaudet
As He Launches His New Trio CD,
Les Danseurs
(Elephant Records CD #001) Featuring Mark Lalonde on bass and Alain Bastien on drums and performs with his Trio at a Special CD Launch Event at
Toronto’s Premiere Jazz Venue!!
"Top O’ The Senator"
253 Victoria Street, Toronto

George Shearing Suffers Fall

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Mr. George Shearing, the British jazz piano icon, was admitted to a New York City hospital last night after a fall sustained in his home. He is currently under observation. As a result, Shearing has had to cancel his upcoming dates in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Blind from birth, the 84-old Shearing made his mark in the American jazz scene after putting together his unique quintet comprised of piano, vibes, electric guitar, bass and drums. What became known as the "Shearing Sound" was a resul …

Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz and his group will be celebrating their 500th gig at the legendary Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on Thursday, April 22. Since they began actively gigging in 1996 the band has been rigorously spreading their funk/jazz gospel throughout the Northeast for TV, radio, festivals, clubs, bookstores, coffeehouses, etc. Notable performances include News12 (tv), Panasonic Village Jazz Festivals (NYC), EAT’M Showcase (Las Vegas), Central …
Since its national release in mid-February 2004, the Honolulu Jazz Quartet's debut CD Sounds of the City has been receiving increased airplay across the country. In's report of March 26, 2004, the CD received 155 spins on 32 reporting stations, moving the recording into the top 50 on the traditional jazz chart, at number 44.

The CD has also garnished favorable reviews from many stations:

"Excellent chemistry and cohesion make this superb quartet easy on the ears and one t …


Trumpeter Taking Risks

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An eruption of bombastic sounds filled the hall when Joshua Trinidad placed his horn to his lips. Listening to Joshua play can only make people think of the time when jazz was religious and playing was risk. At the age of 21 years old Joshua Trinidad is creating a sound on the trumpet that nobody has yet created. This young man has been the Denver jazz scene for only 2 years and has now been one of Denver’s showcase players. With this young mans, personal tone and wild river solo ideas, Joshua i …